Posts Tagged: miami heat

No Wade out

Agree or disagree with the move, it’s a sad day in South Florida as Dwyane Wade leaves from his career as a Miami Heat basketball player to the Chicago Bulls to (probably) end his career in a couple of years. Understanding how it came for the face of the franchise and local icon to end… Read more »

There is nothing but Lebron James

…or so it would appear, especially if you live in South Florida or Cleveland. I have enjoyed immensely having the best player in basketball in my hometown for the last four years.  Joining forces with our own hall of fame star, Dwyane Wade and the multi-talented Chris Bosh, we have had four years of basketball… Read more »

I am the walking dead

And I couldn’t be happier. Apologies to those looking for something other than a third post about basketball, but forgive me my celebration of the second consecutive championship for the Miami Heat. As expected, I couldn’t leave the post game TV coverage despite the wee hours of the morning because I was too enervated to… Read more »

On the other hand…

…you get a game like last night and it reminds you of why you get so keyed up over sports. After a day of a lingering shadow headache (not a full-blown headache but one that just hangs around in the background), I had a terrific birthday dinner for my older niece (supposedly both nieces, but… Read more »

My day is ruined!

When I was younger, I used to live and die on the results of my favorite sports teams.  It wasn’t so surprising, many of us identified strongly with our teams when we were little and invested a lot of our substantial emotional capacity on their hoped-for success. There would be days, sometimes even longer, where I… Read more »

Don’t those OTHER players look dopey?

The psychology of sports fascinates me.  What is unique is the fact that none of us are aware of it in the moment.  It is only during those times in between, where, should we care to, we can see the impact the games have on us. As the NBA regular season was winding down and… Read more »

Is history history?

It’s been a fun ride recently.  My Florida hometown college hoops team made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, my Florida alma mater also made it to the Sweet 16 and my Florida hometown NBA team just completed a 27-game winning streak, which marks it as 2nd longest among the four major… Read more »

Winning is everything

“How you play the game” doesn’t matter. It should.  Of course it should.  But it doesn’t. What triggers me to start this usually cheerful blog with such dour comments?  Read on… Having just finished the first half of the NBA basketball season and its mostly pointless All Star weekend, I was once again made incredulous… Read more »

The trouble with being human

I really need to not eat Doritos just before sitting down to type these blogs… The NBA finals have ended and my local team came up short.  As you regular readers know, I’ve been following (and even rooting for) this much maligned team due primarily to the fact that I think the nationwide antipathy to… Read more »